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ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 42000092

Date: May 7, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 62151 

Agency: Agriculture and Consumer Services

Working Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III - 42000092

Position Number: 42000092 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $56,508.40 

Posting Closing Date: 05/29/2019 

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST III

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

CONTACT:

Todd Knapp (850) 681-5879

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forestry, and two (2) years of professional experience in forestry or land management; or

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Forestry, and one (1) year of professional experience in forestry or land management; or

An associate’s degree in Forestry and four (4) years of professional experience in forestry or land management.

Professional experience in forestry, or land management can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Requires possession of a valid Class E driver license.

***Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work
history, hours worked and formal education are required to be
considered in qualifying for this position.  Responses to
Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate
Profile.  Resumes and other documentation can be
attached to provide additional information.***

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities.
Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Moderate to frequent travel required. Position may respond to emergencies, including natural disasters or other type incidents requiring travel, as needed.

NOTES:

The anticipated minimum hiring salary for this position is $40,948.18 annually.

JOB DUTIES:

Responsible for the administration of the Florida Forest Service timber stand management program, including all silvicultural practices on over one million acres of state forests.  Coordinates with field units in developing and preparing site specific prescriptions for reforestation and timber stand harvesting activity plans, when applicable, on all of the state forests.  Provides guidance and oversight to the various state forest staff for appropriate administration procedures for reforestation and timber stand harvesting activities on all state forests.  Provides reforestation and timber stand harvesting activity information to the immediate supervisor.  Reviews all reforestation bid packages for correctness prior to documents being distributed to prospective bidders.  Develops, modifies and updates reforestation and timber stand harvesting policies and procedures for insertion into the State Forest Handbook.  Assures adherence to Best Management Practices during all silvicultural operations.  Assists State Lands Management Coordinator as needed with miscellaneous revenues. Responsible for annual herbicide use report for the agency.

Conducts regularly scheduled field unit visits to each state forest to review current and projected reforestation and timber stand harvesting plans. Provides briefing reports either written or oral to the State Lands Supervisor, Chief of Forest Management, and to the Florida Forest Service Director’s Office on forest management activities occurring on the various state forests.

Coordinates with State Lands section staff and various state forest staff to assist with determining the recommended timber stand harvest activity for each state forest on an annual basis.  Assists State Lands Management Coordinator with monitoring timber revenues to ensure that annual anticipated revenue goals are being met statewide and sets timber sale minimums in conjunction with the State Lands Management Coordinator.

Provides wildfire and emergency response support as directed.  Assists in the development of smoke management, wildfire prevention, prescribed fire, pre-suppression burning plans and hazardous fuels mitigation.  Assists in the enforcement of Florida’s open burning laws and regulation. 

Performs other related duties as assigned.

SPECIAL NOTES:

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee